Windows 7 vs Windows 8

Windows 8 is not for everyone. Should you upgrade, or should you stick with Windows 7? Here are 10 reasons to stay with 7, 10 reasons to take the leap to 8. Ten reasons to avoid Windows 8 The learning curve. Windows 8 is an entirely new experience. There’s no gentle...

Find where a file is stored

In Windows 7 and Windows Vista, you can search for a file directly from the Start menu. To do so, click the Start button, type part of the file’s name in the search box at the bottom of the Start menu, and then click the most promising looking match in the...

Feed your wallpaper

Windows 7 comes with some luscious eye candy for your desktop. The built-in themes feature striking photography. If you hanker for more wallpaper you can grab additional themes from Microsoft’s Personalisation Gallery. To change your theme, right-click an empty spot...

Breadcrumbing

The breadcrumb bar, originally introduced in Vista, has brought an entirely new way of navigating in Windows. It replaces the plodding, sub-folder-based, dig-down method of yore with shortcut jumps. The breadcrumb bar provides a visual indication of the path you’ve...